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    Exclamation Need 2 locking wheel bolts removed - Help in Cheshire

    Got the standard locking wheel bolts and alloys on a 2002 Vectra-C but the key is now broken and although I have the original box - there's no card inside to give me the code !
    The key broke after I had 2 rear tyres fitted and the bolts were overtightened - a scaffold pole helped remove the normal bolts but the key broke.
    Local dealer hasn't got one to fit so does anybody know somebody in Cheshire area who can remove them - they are very tight !
    Got the front ones off before the key broke completely so just 2 on the back.
    Would recommend everybody remove the locking bolts before handing the car over for any job - even a tyre change
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    My local garage managed to knacker 2 of my locking nuts and the locking nut key. To get them off they welded a nut to them and when the weld was cold they got a ratchet and got them off that way. I'm sure most garages would be able to get them off in this manner.

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    I found this company and fotunately they were within a hours driving from me......
    http://www.lockingwheelnutremover.co...exEnglish.html

    They may be able to point you in the right direction of any companies that they supply to. They really work too!!

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    At work they sell these; http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Locking-Alloy-...item19bc3a65c1

    They work so well I know someone who has a set in his car because he has lost his key. He hasn't bothered removing the locking nuts becuase hes so confident these will work when it comes to it!

    Only thing is to check you don't have rotating rings on the nuts first.... If they don't fit, they will just accept them back as a return...

    (I know I am plugging where I work but as I will not profit in any way, I don't see why this should be a problem. Admin please remove if necessary)

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    Pop into MPG in Middlewich matey ask for Ian and tell him Drinky sent you ..........He will have them off in less than 5 mins !!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    Thanks Drinky
    I'm only 30 mins away from there but they do have rotating rings
    Do you know if Ian can still remove them ?
    Cheers Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucklestone View Post
    At work they sell these; http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Locking-Alloy-...item19bc3a65c1

    They work so well I know someone who has a set in his car because he has lost his key. He hasn't bothered removing the locking nuts becuase hes so confident these will work when it comes to it!

    Only thing is to check you don't have rotating rings on the nuts first.... If they don't fit, they will just accept them back as a return...

    (I know I am plugging where I work but as I will not profit in any way, I don't see why this should be a problem. Admin please remove if necessary)
    Will they still work if you haven't got an airgun?

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    Just call the RAC/AA man and he will have them off within 5 minutes. They have a kit that will do it. I cannot remember the kit manufacturer but it is very good!
    Last edited by merikiito; 5th June 2010 at 13:58.
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    this is the one the RAC/AA use

    http://www.lockingwheelnutremover.co.uk/

    It can do VX locking wheel nut as shown in the video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFXfEhTi8VU

    I think they cost about £125
    Last edited by merikiito; 5th June 2010 at 13:59.
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